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Bawday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Bawday comes from its first bearer, who was a person with a striking physique.

Early Origins of the Bawday family


The surname Bawday was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bawday family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawday research.
Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Bawday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bawday Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bawday has been spelled many different ways, including Body, Boddy, Boddie, Bodie, Bode, Bodhy, Bodin, Bott, Botter, Bodds, Bods, Botty and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawday family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bawday family to Ireland


Some of the Bawday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bawday family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bawdays to arrive in North America: Thomas Body who settled in Virginia in 1636; followed by Robert in 1645; John Body settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; John Bodie settled in Frederick county Maryland in 1794.

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